Steve Williams: Keeping up with change

Steve Williams is the man who discovered and harnessed the talent of Rory Beggan. The former soccer goalkeeper was also part of Glen’s All-Ireland success story. He chatted with Michael McMullan… ABERYSTWYTH is not exactly a GAA stronghold. A native Welsh twang still hugs Steve Williams’ every word. But that’s as far as it goes. […]

Louth the only game on McGeeney’s radar

By Michael McMullan HOSTING Louth in the opening round of the NFL is only show in town for his side insists Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney. Speaking after their Dr McKenna Cup win over Tyrone, the former All-Ireland winning skipper didn’t delve into the importance of promotion. The Orchard County were relegated from the top flight […]

McCartan on board in new Louth management team

By Michael McMullan FORMER Down star and manager James McCartan is back in inter-county management as part of Ger Brennan’s ticket with Louth. Former Dublin star Brennan, currently the GAA Executive with UCD, was ratified to take over as Mickey Harte as the Wee County’s senior football manager on Monday night, two weeks after Harte […]

IN FOCUS: Mickey Harte’s reputation continues to grow

By Shaun Casey MICKEY Harte is always one step ahead. Always planning, always prepping, always thinking outside the box. In last Sunday’s Leinster semi-final win over Offaly, sending Louth through to their first decider since 2010, Harte threw a curveball into the starting team. Just over two weeks ago, Dylan McKeown wasn’t even training with […]

Toner goal vital in Derry win

NFL Division Two Derry 2-11 Louth 1-11  By Michael McMullan NIALL Toner’s 58th minute goal shot Derry on their way to a second victory of the league after a tough battle with Louth on Sunday afternoon in Ardee. Advertisement The Oakleafers were 1-4 to 0-2 ahead after the opening quarter with Shane McGuigan netting a […]

Wins for Fermanagh and QUB in the Conor McGurk Cup

ULSTER’S inter-county season began with two Conor McGurk Cup Round 1 games on Tuesday night. Fermanagh were 3-17 to 0-11 winners over Cavan in Kingspan Breffni Park. Jimmy Tormey’s goal saw Fermanagh hold a slender 1-8 to 0-10 interval lead. Daniel Teague hit the net after the break to put them on their way to […]

Harte and Devlin have their tenure in Louth extended

FORMER Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has had his tenure as Louth manager extended to the end of the 2025 season. It will take the Errigal Ciaran man into his 22nd year in inter-county management, with Assistant Gavin Devlin also having his two year term extended. Devlin, who won two All-Ireland senior medals under Harte coached […]

Adams happy with Saffrons’ progress

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE Louth v Antrim Sunday, Ardee, 2pm By Michael McMullan ANTRIM Director of Football Gearoid Adams is happy the Saffrons have their promotion hopes ‘in their hands’. In a division where two points separate first and sixth place, Antrim are ahead of Louth on score difference at the top. Advertisement Adams […]